Nvidia may be about to launch a $3,000 GPU that puts the RTX 3090 in the shade

The current cryptocurrency rumor de jour has Nvidia potentially pulling the GA100 GPU from its most expensive Ampere graphics card, the Nvidia A100, and dropping it into a monstrous CMP card configured specifically for cryptocurrency mining. That would arguably deliver the most powerful mining GPU the world has ever known, and probably the most expensive too.

The shiny AI-focused A100 is a $10,000 graphics card and was the first Ampere GPU to see the light of day. But when you price a graphics card at that level you’re invitably going to be restricting its potential to reach the widest possible audience and arguably a lot of those GPUs that were going to be bought by universities and research institutions already have been.

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